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Dec 2, 2011 1:00am PST
east" is next. >>> this week on "marketplace middle east," sanctions on syria, the arab league votes to impose sanctions on syria while neighboring lebanon takes a step back. we speak with the lebanese minister of trade and economy to discuss the impact on his country. >>> and egypt heads to the polls as the country goes to the ballot boxes for the first time since the fall of hosni mubarak. >>> 19 arab league nations voted to impose diplomatic and economic sangs in the government of bashar al assad this week. the sanctions imposed by the arab league banned travel by officials to arab states and freeze their assets in arab states as well. stop league members from doing business with the syrian central bank. it halts trade deals except for strategic products that affect the syrian people, frees syrian government assets and stop financial dealings with the syrian government overall. syrian's foreign minister responded to the arab league sanctions saying they will not have the impact the league intended and said they target ordinary citizens. >> translator: sanctions is a two-way street
Dec 2, 2011 5:30pm EST
in syria, the international community ramps up pressure on the assad regime. >> now, warmer temperatures have meant less sea ice. >> a legendary broadcast that issues the warning on climate change and the impact of it is having on our lives. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. 8.6%. remember that figure because you will be hearing a lot of it from the white house. that is a number that unemployment fell too. this is a glimmer of good news for the u.s. economy and brings unemployment down to its lowest level in two and a half years. no wonder president obama is smiling. >> merry christmas, everyone. >> what a christmas gift the president has got. it is not exactly wonderland but getting this comfortably below 9% is a boost. the shoppers dug into their purses and stores took on extra workers to help. the result, a little economic fairy dust. mr. obama knows that the trend will not last if congress does not act. >> we need to keep that growth growing. that means that congress needs to extend payroll tax cuts for working americans. congress needs to renew our
Dec 2, 2011 12:30am PST
to steal nuclear program. >> the united nations says the growing unrest in syria has sent them into civil war. rewriting the rules of the eurozone. at the french president unveils a new blueprint for the future. 12 noon in singapore. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the world. this is "newsday." >>> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has begun formal talks with the pro-democracy leader aung san suu kyi. mrs. clinton said the u.s. about would be willing to ease sanctions if further progress is made towards political reform. a warning that this report contains flash photography. >> an american secretary of state shaking hands with the burmese president. hillary clinton and aung san suu kri, face-to-face, unthinkable a few months ago, but things may be changing and this isolette, repressive country. the burmese president laid out his policy for reform. the american diplomat gave some praise, but said a lot more work was required. she offered incentives to do more and the foreign minister scored an invitation to visit washington. but this is just the beginning of a
Dec 2, 2011 6:00pm EST
continues in syria, and the death toll mounts, the international community ramps up pressure on the assad regime. >> now warming temperatures have meant less sea ice. >> and a legendary broadcaster issues a warning on climate change and the impact it's having before our very eyes. welcome to our vurings on pbs america and around the world. 8.6%. you will be hearing a lot of it from the white house. it's the number u.s. unemployment fell to last month. down a healthy chunk from october. it's a glimmer of good news for the u.s. economy. and it brings unemployment down to its lowest level in 2 1/2 years. no wonder president obama is smiling. >> merry christmas, everybody. >> and what a christmas gift the president has got. ♪ >> it's not exactly wonderland. but getting america's unemployment comfortably below 9% is a welcome boost. many of the 120,000 extra jobs created last month came in retail. shoppers dug into their purses and stores for extra workers to help. results, a little economic fairy dust. but mr. obama already knows the trend won't last if congress doesn't act. >> we need to k
Dec 1, 2011 6:00pm PST
be rewards. >> the u.n. human rights commission says that president assad has tipped syria into civil war. the french president unveils a new blueprint for the future. >> it is 10:00 a.m. here in singapore, it is 2:00 a.m. here in london. this is "newsday." >> hillary clinton will meet with pro-democracy leader aung san suu kyi for a second time to discuss the pace of reform in burma. the previous meeting with the government, she said that the u.s. would be willing to consider easing sanctions if progress is made in political reform. the report contains flash photography. >> an american secretary of state shaking hands with the burma's president thein sein, a former junta leader. then she met with aung san suu kyi face-to-face. all of this was unthinkable just a few months ago. things might be changing in this country. the army's president laid out his president for reform. he seemed keen on this path towards change. the american diplomat gave some change but said that a lot more work was required. she also attempted to do more and the former -- the foreign minister scored an invitation t
Dec 1, 2011 4:00pm PST
clinton dines with aung san suu kyi. syria's opposition and army defectors unite just as a top u.n. official announces the country is in a state of civil war. >> the right hon. gentleman knows that we had no choice but to close the pool. >> meryl streep takes on margaret thatcher on the big screen. she talks exclusively to the bbc about her role as the iron lady. >> i wanted to in some way capture what ever it was that drew people to her. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs and around the globe. it is not too often that you get dinner with an icon of peace but today the u.s. secretary of state makes history when she had dinner with the nobel prize laureate, aung san suu kyi. hillary clinton is the most senior official to visit the country in more than half a century. where is the guarantee that this new openness will actually last? our reporter is traveling with mrs. clinton and her report has flash photography. >> an american secretary of state shaking hands with the president's, thein sein. then a meeting with the opposition leader, aung san suu kyi. both were unthinkable merely m
Dec 2, 2011 5:00am EST
's confident about talks with burma after talking to hillary clinton. discussing the situation in syria, its human rights council is to discuss evidence that the security forces committed crimes against humanity. it follows a report that accuses a them of a shoot to kill policy. addressing the meeting the high commissioner called on the international community to come together to help protect the syrian people. >> the syrian authorities continue ruthless oppression, which if not stopped now can drive the country into a full fledged drivel war. in light of the failure to protect the citizens, the international community needs to take you are intelligent measures to protect the citizens. >> folks in geneva following those addresses there's obviously little the council itself can do. any idea of what they want to see happen? >> interestingly i think this meeting is aimed equally not just at the syrian authorities but at the united nations security council that have been asked in the past few months take action in syria but failed to act partly because russia and china objected. but now the memb
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Dec 1, 2011 4:00pm PST
's it for special report, fair, balanced and unafraid. >> shep: this is "the fox report." tonight, syria, now said to be in the throws of a brand-new civil war. and here at home, your paycheck likely going to change in january. the question is, will it get bigger or smaller? >>> congress is considering whether to extend payroll tax cuts. >> the republicans can stap the heat. >> shep: how will lawmakers cover the cost? >> no reason we should pay for that by raising taxes on the employers we're counting on to help this economy. >> shep: tonight the debate over your paycheck. plus, mystery in aruba. for months, prosecutors held this man in the disappearance of his travel companion. now he's off the island and trying to explain his behavior. tonight gary giordano on what he says really happened the day this woman disappeared. but first from fox on thursday night, we're expecting the u.s. in the to vote tonight on two plans to try to keep our taxes from going up a month from now. a live look at the senate floor where both bills are expected to die tonight. even though leaders of both parties claim they
Dec 2, 2011 5:30am EST
with trips to turkey and the obama administration looks to the nato ally to keep pressure on syria and iran both of whichcurrently embroiled in civil and international turmoil. >>> research firm shopper track says super sales rose 1.9% from a year earlier while customer accounts dropped almost 2%. additionally black friday salesrose 6.6% to 11.4 billion from a year earlier while consumer counts climbed 5.1%. >>> honda is expanding a recall of the air bag to 300,000 cars and suvs. honda says they may inflate with too much pressure senning metal and plastic pieces flying many so far two people have been contermed killed by this. the recall is expanded to include a a cord, civics, odyssey crvs and pilots and other cars affected. >>> the seahawks routed the eagles in seattle. lynch rushed for 148 yards and two scores and seahawks defense intercepted vince young four times once resulting in a 77 yard return for a touchdown. >>> a controversy taking place in one school district a 13-yea denied admission for a philadelphia middle school. >>> also, a 75-year-old came home to find locks on his gate
Dec 1, 2011 7:00pm EST
on. better than hanging up. tavis: you will never do that. i am glad you said that syria did you give me these great segues into a conversation i wrote this down. i love this line in terms of how you open the text about your childhood. you say, "i was born into poverty and for a long time poverty was all i thought i would know. it defined me in the depths of my soul. " speaking of never giving up, particularly given where you started, how does poverty still define you? >> first of all, poverty continues to exist. it appearance seems to be relentless not only all of the things in america but also globally. we are over 7 billion people on earth. i do not see any philosophical analysis that suggests we know how to get out of this. what we need to do, people are not prepared to commit themselves even those who want to be outside of this oppression everyone is experiencing. nobody wants to step in and stopped the machine that perpetuates this relationship to poverty. many who have nothing as opposed to the few who have everything. as long as these disparities remain between people and forc
Dec 2, 2011 7:00am EST
. fifa has declined to comment. more than 50 children were killed by state forces in syria last month. that's according to an investigator appointed by the united nations. an emergency session of the organization's human rights council in geneva also heard that more than 300 children have been killed in the country since march. the meeting follows the publication of the u.n. report which accused syrian forces of crimes against humanity. the report has been condemned by the syrian ambassador to the un, who says it was biased. for more on this, we are joined from geneva. i know we had some very strong words at the opening session of the council. was there any feeling that something can happen as a result of this? >> i think the many member states of the human rights council who joined together are sincerely hoping that something will happen. you have to remember that the human rights council itself cannot impose action to a cannot order sanctions. it can recommend action. it is recommending very strongly to the u.n. general assembly and to the security council that it is high time. it i
Dec 1, 2011 9:00pm PST
lived in the p.m. area for years. >> united nations top human rights official says syria is new in a civil war. 4000 people are dead and increased number of sold remembers defec defecting. arab league warned of international intervention if syria does not stop the violent repression of protest. >>> early results in egypt show islamist on track to capture 65 percent majority in parliament. muslim brother hood party big favorite winning 40 percent of the vote so far. observers say results are surprising because it was the liberal party and young activist whether sparked this revolution. there are 2 more rounds of voting before january. >> back at home. it has been 30 years since first case of aids diagnosed in the united states. with no cure in sight the president set a goal to boost spending for life saving treatment for people with aids significantly. lee ann has more on what is happening in san francisco and the news was greeted with enthusiasim while many gather to remember those who have died. it was a reunion that many thought would never happen. >> i think we can
Dec 2, 2011 6:00am EST
is in turkey. biden is meeting with turkish leaders on iran and the current conflict in syria. he has commended turkey for pressuring syria's president bashar assad to step down. biden also pushed turkish leaders to enforce stricter sanctions against iran, which is suspected of developing nuclear weapons. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton has vowed to work with myanmar opposition leader aun san suu kyi to bring peace to suu kyi's native land. the nobel peace laureate has spent much of the last two decades there under house arrest as myanmar has been ruled by a military regime. she now plans to run for office in the hopes of being part of the country's new civilian government. clinton is the highest ranking visitor to myanmar in a half century. she spent the past three days there observing the changes the country's new government has implemented. >>> the capitals' once high powered offense is still looking for a spark after a 2-1 at the hands of the rival penguins. the game was tied through the first two periods with jason chimera tying it up in the second. that would be the only goal for t
Dec 2, 2011 4:00am PST
, holding talks with turkish leaders on the conflict in syria and iran's nuclear ambitions. biden flew to turkey from iraq and thanks troops for their sacrifice and their work as they prepare to withdrawal. here is jim axelrod reporting from baghdad. >> reporter: at camp victory, the u.s. military headquarters in iraq for nearly nine years, vice president biden paid tribute to the nearly 45,000 troops who lost their lives here and the more than 40,000 wounded. >> because of you and the work of those of you in uniform have done, we are now able to end this war. >> reporter: neither side would call it a handover ceremony, but that's exactly what it was. 13,000 u.s. troops remain in iraq. that number will be zero in three weeks, if the plan holds. the main worry here is that when troops leave, there will be an eruption of violence between sunni and shia arabs. a return to the bloodiest days here. or even worse, a descent to civil war. but mubai is not worried, saying any outbreak of sectarian conflict will not last. >> we have built over the last nine years, good iraqi security forces whi
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Dec 2, 2011 3:00pm PST
the airstrikes. the u.n. human rights council approved a resolution criticizing syria's crackdown on decent. four people were reported killed in violence today, including an 11-year-old syrian girl struck by a stray bullet across the border in lebanon. iranian diplomats left london a few hours ago. earlier they were busy packing after being ordered out by a british government. that was in retaliation for tuesday's mob attack on the british embassy in tehran. two female political leaders displayed sisterly solidarity today in burma. senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler is traveling with secretary of state hillary clinton. >> she greeted secretary of state clinton at the home that was her prison for most of the past 20 years. after an hour of talks, burma's most popular opposition leader remembered the thousands still imprison for their believes. >> two weeks ago they denied there were any political prisoners. on this day, mrs. clinton spoke of her host with phrase. >> we told the dream that you have so long represented to many of us around the world. >> the two women seem
Dec 2, 2011 1:00am EST
're abusing their own people. they are supporting syria's efforts on the abuse of the people of syria, and the list goes on and on. we have the international referee in nuclear proliferation has judged that iran is proceeding with a nuclear weapon. they point out that what they are doing would be inconsistent with anything but a nuclear weapon. we know that we are in an extremely dangerous situation, which brings us to timing. i just want to underscore, on both sides of the aisle, we appreciate the leadership of the obama administration in reaching out to the international community and getting more support for sanctions than we have had in the past. that is extremely important. but it starts with u.s. leadership. we have seen over and over again that without the united states stepping forward, the international community is slow and in many cases will not act at all. so, dealing with the central bank of iran, your own reports showed that they are money- laundering. they are assisting the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and they are assisting terrorism. we have cut off relations wit
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Dec 2, 2011 6:00am PST
of people wound ned new heavy fighting in western syria. they say syria is in a state of civil war with more than 4,000 people killed on the streets of syria since march. the u.k. spy agency is looking for the next generation james bond. who is it? it is behind a social media campaign to recruit cyber specialists bill. bill: flying to track dow trying to track down all the guys who are hacking their computers. you may have heard undercover boss. what about undercover congressman. michael grim is a republican out of new york. he's with me now. good morning to you. why did you play that role? >> you know, there is no better way to meet constituents and to have a relaxed setting where they can be open and honest and not feel they have to watch their words than going out and working with them. that's exactly i did. it was fantastic. bill: what have you learned through this experience in we have some pictures in a minute we'll share them with our audience. >> one thing i already knew, is how hard the people in staten island are working. across the board people are worried, some people are scared.
Dec 2, 2011 2:40am PST
from overseas, a top u.n. official is calling the ongoing violence in syria a civil war. the stark assessment came as amateur video showing the violence in the country surfaced. now the u.n. puts the death toll from eight months of revolt against the government at 4,000. it says the number is simply a conservative estimate. >>> now to politics and gop hopeful herman cain. he says his wife knew nothing abut his friendship with ginger white or that he provided her with financial support until just this week. cain denies white's allegations the two carried on a 13-year affair but does admit to helping out with white's bills, saying he is just soft-hearted. cain says he will decide whether to stay in the race by monday after a face to face with his wife. >> a fly on the wall during that, huh? >>> well, country singer mindy mccready violated a judge's custody order and missed a deadline to bring her 5-year-old son back to florida. mccready says she is tennessee and insists she is trying to protect her son and can't travel because she is 7 months pregnant with twins. her mother was award
Dec 1, 2011 5:30pm PST
.n.'s top human rights official concluded today that syria has plunged into a civil war. navi pillay said the death toll may be far higher than the official figure of 4,000 killed since the syrian uprising began, eight months ago. also today, the u.s., the european union and the arab league imposed additional sanctions on a dozen leading syrians and eleven syrian companies. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: hillary clinton in burma-- a country not seen by a u.s. secretary of state in more than 50 years. margaret warner has the story. >> warner: secretary clinton is spending three days in the isolated nation. "washington post" correspondent willian juan who is traveling with her joins us by phone. william, thanks for being with us. relations between the u.s. and the military regime in burma have been in a deep freeze for a couple of decades. how is secretary clinton being received? >> she's been received well. she is the first u.s. official ever to set foot in the presidential palace, this ornate, somewhat gaudy mansion that looks like it's built f
Dec 2, 2011 3:00pm PST
violence raged across syria today. activists said at least nine people died and dozens were wounded. the worst of it was around a town near the border with lebanon. explosions and heavy gunfire there lasted for more than six hours. at the same time, members of the syrian uprising reported that, in november alone, at least 950 people were killed, the deadliest month yet. large sections of the american west were picking up today from a violent wind storm on thursday. hundreds of buildings were damaged, and several cities declared emergencies. on utah highways, 18-wheeler trucks were tossed like toys. debris flew at upward of 100 miles an hour in some places across southwest. surfers took advantage to ride virtually-unheard-of windblown waves on northern california's lake tahoe. and everywhere, large trees snapped and splintered... >> we couldn't even get out. we had to crawl through trees. we thought it was going to come through the house. >> holman: high winds are a late fall fixture for parts of california and the baja peninsula, but thursday's big blow was once-in-a-decade. a stron
Dec 2, 2011 3:00am PST
to discuss concerns over the uprising in neighboring syria. then biden heads to greece, not surprisingly, he will hold talks with the new prime minister and talk about the greek debt. that crisis will top the agenda. >>> gripping new audiotapes from emergency responders called to the scene of a deadly stage collapse at the indiana fair in august. these taped obtained by cnn affiliate wthr in indianapolis. they reveal a chaotic scene in the aftermath of the tragedy. turns out state police knew a bad storm was coming before the disaster, and they had concerns for the thousands of fans who had gathered at the fairgrounds for the sugarland concert. >> all units, all units, severe thunderstorm warning until 9:45 for marion county. use your best judgment. find shelter when needed. >> have they released fans from the grandstands yet? >> have no information on that. i will check and advise. >> turns out, there wouldn't be enough time. with three minutes the stage collapse under the force of 60 miles an hour winds and radio calls from county dispatchers and emergency personnel paint a picture of mass
Search Results 0 to 35 of about 36 (some duplicates have been removed)